Taking Action: Chapter 31
Oh, Charlaine Harris, I will always be in your debt!
I was vaguely aware of the sound of waves. I was still running, but where were the waves coming from? The night got brighter as if a light had been turned on. I opened my eyes and Eric was standing at the foot of my bed by my packed suitcase and said, “Please don’t leave me.”
I said, “I had a bad dream.” And faster than I could track, he was in bed with me holding me in his arms.
“Tell me what happened, lover.”
“You were running away from me and I lost you in the mist, like Scarlett lost Rhett. That sounds stupid.”
“No, lover, it’s not stupid. But I’m not going to run away, I promise.”
“Neither am I.”
And then that’s when I got it. The best, most perfect kiss of my life.
I know that we really needed to talk about what happened the night before, and about what it really means to be bonded, and about why I need to stay a human. I know that we will face problems just like any other couple, and then some pretty unusual ones as well because of who we are. I don’t know what’s going to happen between me and Eric. I’m not certain what my future will be. But I do know that right now I am more than willing to stick around to find out.